Robert Ayson


Nuclear escalation in a Taiwan Strait crisis?

In this report, the author analyses the different scenarios that could trigger a nuclear war in the Taiwan strait and how it can be avoided.

The economics-security nexus under Trump and Xi: policy implications for Asia-Pacific countries

This paper explores how the links between economic and security considerations are intensifying in Asia.

Geography, power, strategy and defence policy

Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much distinguished public service. He was a pioneer in moving back and forth between posts in government departments, notably...

Defence White Paper 2016: The Strategist decides

The 2016 Defence White Paper (DWP 2016), released in February this year, was the third such document in a little under seven years—a notably shorter interval than has been the case since the release of the first back in 1976.